Revelation wrote:With better marketing the A380 that now exists would not have been built.
If HA has indeed chosen the 787-9, I find it not a major surprise in as much there have been what could be called credible reports by Leeham and ch-aviation that Hawaiian has had an RFP out on both the 787-9 and the A350-900 because they were worried that they would end up the only operator of the ...Jump to post
The story is now online: https://leehamnews.com/2018/02/20/boeing-displaces-airbus-hawaiian-wins-787-9-deal-airline-cancels-a330-800-order/ Apparently Boeing wants to avoid the A330-800 from entering service as it prepares the launch of the 797: Boeing’s effort to displace Airbus A330neo at Hawaiian...Jump to post
Qatar Airways today has taken delivery of the first A350-1000. Aircraft is equipped with the new Qsuite product and has 44 additional seats over the smaller A350-900. At the delivery ceremony in Toulouse, Al Baker mentioned converting existing -900s on order to the larger -1000, and might even order...Jump to post
Two A340s have been registered: Airbus A340 -313 835 OO-ABA Air Belgium regd 16feb18 prior delivery ex LDE (+ 844 OO-ABB ) ex F-WXAB The A340s will face some payload restrictions: "We will be operating temporarily at reduced lower deck cargo uplift Eastbound from Charleroi and essentially only ...Jump to post
Planesmart wrote:and in this case reflects the ownership while leased to SQ.
And Dr Peters Group created shell companies for MSN003 and MSN005, registered in London, for tax reasons.Jump to post
With early SQ A380's, Airbus offered a more generous buyback for weight and cabling issues. As for many A346's, Airbus is the effective owner of these aircraft when the buyback is triggered. But unlike the A340s, the first 2 A380s don't have a F- registration. Apparently some shell company has been...Jump to post
Few photos of the cabin can be found at https://twitter.com/AirEuropa/status/964479471972646912Jump to post
Truly astounding...We still have hundreds of 744's in service, with carriers flying them until they are 25 years old... but A380's getting parked after barely 12 years. Why won't SQ sign a lease for another 12-years? I'm sure a great leasing deal is to be had... The world wide 747 fleet is decreasi...Jump to post
United's first 737 MAX 9 is undergoing final assembly:
Second A380 has left the fleet. Airbus A380 -841 5 9V-SKB Singapore Airlines ferried 09feb18 SIN-LDE, for HiFly ex F-WWSB This one is fully white as well: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4613/25193987787_d3af626d99_z.jpg Airbus A380 9V-SKB by Dave Haines , on FlickrJump to post
Colors of the new livery are better visible in the following render:
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... er-446023/
MileHFL400 wrote:So where are these 737MAX’s coming from? Is it from Qatar’s order a couple of years ago? And if so will any of that order actually end up in Qatar’s mainline fleet?
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-bombardier-itc/u-s-itc-details-why-it-rejected-cseries-duties-says-boeing-not-hurt-idUSKCN1FY382 "U.S. ITC details why it rejected CSeries duties, says Boeing not hurt" “Boeing lost no sales or revenues,” the ITC said in its 194-page rulin...Jump to post
The target for last year was 30 deliveries. Then finally only 17 were delivered. Logically there are now about 13 airframes ready to ship. But, there have not been many acceptance flights. It's not that black and white. Last year Bombardier was supposed to increase CSeries production rate to 4 airc...Jump to post
That's a large addition for an airline operating 9 737 and 4 737 today. I wonder if they want to be a sort of Alitalia successor, particularly with the rebrand of Meridiana as Air Italy. Al Baker made it clear Air Italy should become "the star" of Italy and wants to beat Alitalia on every...Jump to post
The A320 MPA is long overdue, but it wil be difficult to compete against the P-8 which already has an established market.Jump to post
Here's a better illustration of the livery:
https://twitter.com/Rebelli0n2k/status/ ... 8532944896
Back in 2016 QR announced an order for 787-9 and 737 MAX aircraft, and there was some speculation whether QR could absurd so many new aircraft. Today Al Baker confirmed all 20 737 MAX aircraft on firm order will be delivered to Air Italy: Meridiana relaunched as Air Italy with Alitalia in its sights...Jump to post
First glimpse of the new livery:
BWIAirport wrote:Nevermind, just saw this had been posted.
Not sure why it took so long but N924VA has finally been delivered and got the San Francisco Giants livery applied:
First time poster here but was looking on xfw blog and noticed the first BA 320neo in background https://xfw-spotter.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/a320-251n-frontier-airlines-f-wwdx.html?m=1 Indeed. Here's a better photo: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4626/25465180537_d718061148_z.jpg Lagardère by theo f...Jump to post
The first A330 P2F has indeed been painted in Rome.
https://twitter.com/zeTravelersClub/sta ... 8742921216
Sooner787 wrote:btw, did VX go with P&W or CFM's on the NEO's ?
A white tail 737 MAX has rolled out in Renton, which was designated for the now defunct Monarch Airlines.
https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/sta ... 8779010049
Air Europa's first 787-9 has been moved to the delivery centre.
https://twitter.com/weareboeingsc/statu ... 9900207104
As I pointed out last year, 2018-2020, OEM sales staff will spend as much time negotiating cancellations and deferrals, as writing new business. And apparently, Boeing and Airbus are making good money out of deferrals and cancellations. A Paris Air Show player offers some brutal home truths for air...Jump to post
The next 737 MAX family member has received FAA certification, paving the way for its first delivery. Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that the 737 MAX 9 has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), officially certifying the airplane for commer...Jump to post
Prior to the introduction of the LEAP-1B type, the LEAP did undergo a redesign in some areas to reblade the low-pressure compressor.Jump to post
Revelation wrote:While I believe in making hay while the sun is shining, one can imagine the risk if the economy goes south for more than a short period of time.
While analysts and lessors scratch their head about rate 60, Airbus considers pushing single aisle production to rate 70. “If we look at the piled up demand and the backlog, we need to progress on rate 70, which is underway right now. We are in advanced discussions with our supply chain on feasibili...Jump to post
Another interesting interview with retiring John Leahy. This time he addresses the A380 engine technology: “We brought out and launched the 380 in 2000. We’re out there with the 380 and GE and Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce are assuring us there is nothing on the horizon. This is best level of ...Jump to post
Bad news, the fix may take 6 months or more before production can resume - Hong Kong Express Airways Ltd expects at least a six-month delay in deliveries of new Airbus SE AIR.SE A320neo jets due to issues with engines made by Pratt & Whitney, according to an internal memo issued by the airline....Jump to post